"A darkly romantic tale that sings of the madness of youth, the ache of love, and the near-impossibility of grasping death"
Pilot Theatre in association with Northern Stage and York Theatre Royal
A Song for Ella Grey By David Almond
Adapted for the stage by Zoe Cooper
Directed by Esther Richardson
This new production, from the Company that brought you Noughts & Crosses, is a magical retelling of the Orpheus myth, full of music, sound and storytelling.
Claire and her best friend, Ella Grey, are ordinary kids from ordinary families in an ordinary world. They and their friends fall in and out of love, play music and dance, stare at the stars, yearn for excitement, and have parties on the beautiful beaches of Northumberland. One day a stranger, a musician called Orpheus, appears on the beach, and entrances them all but particularly Ella. Where has Orpheus come from and what path will Ella follow? A tale of modern teenagers and ancient forces, a tale told since the dawn of time and told again today.
Age suitability: 13+
Join us for first night fizz on Tue 20 Feb after the 7pm performance – all audience members will get a complimentary glass of fizz.
Tue 20 Feb: 7pm
Web 21 Feb: 1pm and 7pm
Thu 22 Feb: 1pm and 7pm
Fri 23 Feb: 7pm (post-show discussion)
Sat 24 Feb: 2pm (Audio-described performance)
York Theatre Royal Opening Hours
BOX OFFICE OPENING TIMES
Monday | 1pm-5pm
Tuesday to Saturday | 1pm-8pm (5pm on non-show days)
CAFÉ OPENING TIMES
Monday to Saturday | 10am – 4.30pm